LEVEL 17: TEMPLE OF POSEIDON Secrets: 1* Follow the stairs to the opening in the floor. Notice the golden bird statue in the short hallway on the right. Take a diagonal standing jump to grab the ladder on the left. Climb down to the floor. JUNCTION WITH DEEP PIT: Several hallways come together here. It doesn't really matter which way you go first. Just avoid the deep pit for now. It's a long way down. Enter the HALLWAY TO THE NORTH, between the small ramps, next to where you just climbed down. Follow the hallway to a ROOM WITH TWO LEVELS SUPPORTED BY COLUMNS. Two skeletons emerge when you enter. Use your favorite skeleton-destroying technique to dispatch them. Drop down to the lower level. Then find the crawlspace in the southeast corner. This leads to secret #1 (49/70), normal arrows and a small medipak. Exit the crawlspace, climb back up to the ledge and go through the door opposite where you entered. Crawl through the opening below the huge carved face. Climb out of the crawlspace and continue toward the room with the pool and statue of Poseidon. Shoot the jars near the doorway to get some Uzi clips. Then jump over the pool to the pedestal with the statue. Press Action to select the TRIDENTS and Action again to use one. Cut scene: Lara climbs up onto the statue and places one of the TRIDENTS at the top of its staff. Water begins to flow. Jump back across the pool to the hallway and go toward the room on the left. Enter carefully; each black circle is a burner, which will ignite when Lara steps on that square. At the back of the room is a cluster of jars. When Lara stands on that square, 2 skeletons rise from the floor. A grenade or two should take care of themó and break the jars in the process. Pick up normal arrows, wideshot and regular shotgun shells. Exit carefully, avoiding the burners. Go to the left to return to the crawlspace, which is now flooded. Swim through to the room with the huge carved face. Continue to the ROOM WITH TWO LEVELS SUPPORTED BY COLUMNS, then on through the hallway back to the JUNCTION. Enter the EAST ROOM. Here you'll find a huge face carved from stone, along with two tall rectangular blocks decorated with images of standing women. Stand facing the carved head and turn around. Ahead in the right corner is a climbable section of wall. Climb up to the room above and dismount on the left. There's a skeleton lurking inside the next room. Deal with it. Then jump over the pool to the statue of Poseidon and press Action to select the TRIDENTS, then Action again to use one. Cut scene: Lara climbs up onto the statue and places one of the TRIDENTS at the top of its staff. Water begins to flow. One of the jars in the right corner contains wideshot shells, so get those before returning down the ladder to the room with the big carved face. When you do, an ice elemental emerges and begins to chase Lara. Run out of the room, through the archway on the right side of the trench, which is now filled with water, toward the JUNCTION. Make a sharp right turn to find the climbable wall in the corner (where you entered this area). Climb up, position Lara's feet on the lowest rung of the ladder at the top, then back flip into the alcove. Stand near the golden bird statue until the elemental extinguishes itself. Then climb back down. Enter the WEST ROOM. Here you'll find a huge stone face, along with two tall rectangular blocks decorated with images of snakes. There's a raised crawlspace in the corner to the left of the big face. Approach it carefully. The black circle is a burner that ignites when you step on that square. Stand to the left of the opening with Lara's chest against the wall. Sidestep carefully toward the crawlspace, just enough to grab the opening without getting toasted. Pull up and crawl in. Go past the sleeping skeleton (or blast it now with a grenade), shoot the jar for a small medipak. Jump over to the statue and press Action to select the TRIDENTS, then Action again to use one. Cut scene: Lara climbs up onto the statue and places one of the TRIDENTS at the top of its staff. Water begins to flow. If you didn't destroy them earlier, 2 skeletons awaken. Blast them or lure them near the pool and knock them in with the shotgun. Exit the way you came, safety dropping out of the crawlspace on the left side to avoid the burner. Return to the JUNCTION. Enter the HALLWAY TO THE SOUTH and continue to a room with another huge stone face, many striped columns and a climbing pole. Climb the pole and back flip into the hallway above. If you like, you can blast the sleeping skeleton in the alcove on the left. One of the jars on the right contains wideshot shells and normal arrows. When you enter the room with the Poseidon statue, the skeleton there awakens. Blast it or shoot it into the pool. Jump over to the statue and press Action twice to select and use the last TRIDENT. Cut scene: Lara climbs up onto the statue and places one of the TRIDENTS at the top of its staff. Water begins to flow. If you didn't destroy that first skeleton, it will awaken now and you can dispose of it before sliding back down the pole if you like. Return along the water-filled channel to the JUNCTION. When you have placed all four TRIDENTS on the statues, the deep pit at the JUNCTION will be flooded about halfway to the top. Jump into the flooded pit and swim down through the passage on the side wall, then through a narrow opening at the bottom of that passage to a room where you can surface. Continue up the stairs. At the wide landing a skeleton will arise from the floor. And, if you then go up or down the other set of stairs to the room with the pool, another skeleton will appear. You can destroy these guys or just continue to the top of the stairs. They won't follow once you drop down into the next room. (NOTE: If you have placed all the TRIDENTS and the pit still isn't flooded, try returning to each of the side rooms and making sure all the skeletons have been dealt with. That should fix the problem.) ROOM WITH FOUR SMALL POOLS AND FACE MOSAIC ON FLOOR: When you hit the floor, 2 ice elementals fly out. Both of the large jars contain golden bird statues, so shatter either one and stand near it until the elementals extinguish themselves. TO RETURN TO THE COASTAL RUINS LEVEL: Push the face tile on the wall in the left alcove to open a trapdoor in the opposite alcove. Drop down through the trapdoor and follow the green passageway back to the COASTAL RUINS. Climb the ladder, pry open the gate with the crowbar and emerge on some steps above the tide pool (marked "C" in the second diagram on the COASTAL RUINS page). TO CONTINUE TO THE LOST LIBRARY LEVEL: From the ROOM WITH FOUR SMALL POOLS AND FACE MOSAIC ON FLOOR, go into the next room on the west side. Stand facing the box with the bump on top and press Action to open it and retrieve the LEFT GAUNTLET, which is part of the ARMOR OF HORUS. Doors open to the left and right. Go through either one to the hallway behind and climb through the raised crawlspace to the next level.